Amherst's public libraries will receive $12,000 in
additional county aid.
The money will pay for picture books, a computer and materials for parents and senior citizens. Picture books are needed at the Williamsville, Eggertsville-Snyder, Clearfield and Audubon libraries, according to Mary F. Bobinski, director of the Amherst Public Library.
The children's homework center at Audubon needs the computer, she said.
Books, magazines and videos will be added to the collection for parents. For the elderly, the library will offer more unabridged books-on-tapes, large-print books and multimedia material at the four locations.
This year, the Amherst libraries received $1.4 million from the county. Overall, Erie County's operating revenue for libraries is $27 million.
County Legislators William A. Pauly, Barry A. Weinstein and Michael H. Ranzenhofer sought the additional funding for the Amherst libraries.